Relocation to Aruba
"Non-Arubans wanting to relocate to Aruba will need a residency permit. In general, requests for work permits will only be taken into consideration if submitted through a local employer, who has to accept full responsibility for any possible expenses to be incurred by the government related to its employees.
Granting of a work permit isonly subject to no local qualified staff available for the position. Without a valid permit, you are not allowed to start working and risk being expelled.
This permit is obtainable at the Department of Immigration (Dimas). For a trainee position or internship a special work permit is required.
The request for the residence or work permit must be submitted personally or by an appointed representative at the Department of Immigration (Dimas). Contact the Department through www.dimasaruba.com for more information."Establishing a business in Aruba
8. As a non-Aruban, can I establish a company in Aruba?
Non-Arubans usually need a local partner who owns 60% of the shares to start a business in Aruba, some exceptions are applicable.See details regarding "authorized capital" or "so-called minimum issued capital", bottom of page http://www.arubachamber.com/business...iness-in-aruba
Aruban in this case means someone born in Aruba with the Dutch nationality or someone who is considered local. People who are considered local in this case mean:
a Dutch national, born outside Aruba but who has been residing at least five years in Aruba and is in the possession of an "admission permit for an indefinite period of time" or “a statement of admission by Rechtswege”;
a Dutch national of whom at least one parent was born in Aruba, no matter how long he/she has been residing in Aruba;
a Dutch national who has been married to an Aruban for at least one year and has been residing in Aruba for at least three years;
a Dutch national who is married to an Aruban for at least three years and has been residing in Aruba for at least one year;
a local person can also be someone, not born in Aruba and not having the Dutch nationality but who has been residing in Aruba for ten years or more, and is in the possession of an “admission permit for an indefinite period of time” or “a statement of admission by operation of the law” (van rechtswege);
or someone not born in Aruba and not having the Dutch nationality but who has been married to an Aruban for at least five years and has been residing in Aruba for at least three years.
Business in Aruba
Permits and Procedures
Helpful Tips for Entrepreneurs
"Permits to Establish a Business:
As an Aruban you do not need a permit to establish a business in Aruba, when it concerns a sole proprietorship. You still need to register your business in the Commercial Register at the Chamber. If you are not an Aruban born Dutch national, you always need a permit to establish a business. Whether you will receive a permit depends on what sort of business you intend to start. The main criteria are if the business provides enlargement of the economic basis and if it is capital intensive."
http://www.cbaruba.org/ Centrale Bank van Aruba (Aruba's Central Bank)
http://www.arubachamber.com/ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba
http://www.catcaruba.com/ Caribbean Accounting & Tax Consultants
http://www.dimasaruba.com/ Departamento di Integracion, Maneho y Admision di Stranhero (DIMAS)
http://www.gobiklaw.com/aruba Gomez & Bikker Legal, tax and accounting
Moving to Aruba FAQ
Aruba Real Estate Services
Mortgages (Financing) in Aruba & Insurance Requirements
Relocation to Aruba
Aruba Yellow Pages Online Listings for Real Estate Agents
Aruba Real Estate - Search Real Estate for Sale in Aruba
There are some other links to realtor's websites here.
connecting to electricity/water/cable tv/internet
Aruba Taxes & Costs
Liability for Taxation
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TAXES AND OTHER GOVERNMENT CHARGES
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Tax information including forms Dutch language site
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http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/moving+to+aruba.html Moving to Aruba
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